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New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 

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Calf Canyon Fire Update August 21, 2022

Calf Canyon
News - 08/23/2022

 Calf Canyon Fire 100% Contained

 Acres: 341,735
 Containment: 100%
 Total personnel: 470
 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022
 Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn
 Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM
 Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass

Highlights: Today fire managers on the Calf Canyon Fire announced that it is 100% contained. Containment signifies that a control line has been completed around the fire’s perimeter, which can reasonably be expected to stop the fire's spread. Based on robust monsoonal moisture and monitoring of the fire perimeter for the last month, fire mangers have high confidence there are no remaining heat sources and no additional growth will occur.
The Calf Canyon Fire is still being managed as a wildfire, and fire personnel continue to work on the incident. Before a fire is declared “out,” it must first be contained, then controlled. There is still ongoing suppression repair, burned area emergency response (BAER), flooding mitigation and monitoring activities to be completed. 

Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 led by Incident Commander Aaron Hulburd will assume command of the Calf Canyon Fire today, Sunday August 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.  
Closures and Restrictions: The Santa Fe National Forest has reduced the fire closure area opening additional access to the Pecos Wilderness. To view the new closure order and map visit  Santa Fe - Alerts & Notices ( Monsoon weather and completion of suppression repair activities play a part in the decision to lift closure orders and the safety of the public, firefighter, and incident support personnel is always our first priority.  
Weather: After the soaking cool rain from yesterday, temperatures will remain below average today. Shower coverage will substantially decrease with more isolated to scattered afternoon showers/storms. The flash flood threat will remain low. Daily isolated to scattered showers and storms will continue each afternoon/evening into the middle portion of the week with a low to moderate flash flood threat.
Fire Flooding and Recovery Resources: 2022 Wildland Fires Resources Hotline | After Wildfire New Mexico Guide  |  Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires Burned Area Emergency Response 

For questions or concerns related to flooding, please call the New Mexico State Emergency Operations Center at 1-800-432-2080. For federal disaster with fire or flood damage to your primary residence, please call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.  

Private Land Suppression Repair Survey (English and Spanish). Call 720-417-8048 for assistance in English, or 505-398-3889 for assistance in Spanish.  

Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Phone: 505-356-2636 | Email: 
Online Fire Information Resources: Inciweb | Santa Fe National Forest Facebook | |Santa Fe National Forest Twitter | YouTube | Santa Fe National ForestCarson National Forest